Dr. Gwen Poss reserves as the KC Regional Career Advisor. Prior to joining the RPDC, Gwen served in various principal roles for the Olathe School District over the past 25 years, including the opening of Olathe Northwest High School in 2003. Gwen was also a teacher/coach (volleyball, basketball, track and cross country) and principal in two rural Kansas School districts. She was a collegiate athlete, running track at the University of Kansas. Gwen holds graduate and advanced degrees in Curriculum and Administration from Kansas State University. Gwen has been in many leadership roles at the district, state and national levels. She served on the Executive Board for the Kansas State High School Activities Association and on the board of directors for several professional organizations. Additionally, Gwen was selected as the Area 1 Principal of the Year in 2001. Gwen is passionate about college and career readiness for all students and trains principals in AVID’S (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Leadership for College Readiness across the country. In her free time, Gwen loves spending time with her husband Gary.